MERCI CONCEPT-STORE… PARIS

Merci… une adresse incontournable à Paris. Un must-see, must-go & must-be-seen pour tous ceux qui sont sensibles à la déco et à la mode. On va chez Merci comme on ouvrirait un magazine spectaculaire; pour l’inspiration, la découverte, l’émerveillement et l’utilité. C’est à la fois une vitrine de l’époque et un vrai lieu de vie,…

VISION OF NATURAL LIVING…

  Maison en sacs de terre de 50m2 construite à 3 en 8 jours Dans les pays occidentaux, le secteur du bâtiment est énergétivore et fortement émetteur de gaz à effet de serre. De plus, construire  une maison engloutie les budgets des ménages. Le concept de maison en sacs de terre permet d’utiliser des produits locaux (terre trouvée sur…

BARN RENOVATION… FOLKESTONE, UK

En 2011 dans la campagne de Folkestone (l’extrémité anglaise du tunnel sous la manche), John et Deborah ont fait l’acquisition d’une ferme constituée de plusieurs bâtiments à l’abandon. Parmi ces constructions, ils ont choisi de réhabiliter une grange datant du XVIIIème siècle, pour y créer leur habitation avec l’aide des architectes de l’agence Liddicoat & Goldhill.  …

STUNNING B&B… KNOKKE, BELGIUM

I show you here a lot of places which are inspiring to me. Recently we took a tour  in Antwerp at Graanmarkt 13 and Boris Vervoordt’s. Today we go back to Belgium at Bea  Mombaers in Knokke le Zoute. It’s a B&B, a universe of the most beautiful vintage items (you can buy most of them)…

INDUSTRIAL LOVE…

Le loft de Jason Hering – un projet mis en œuvre par le studio Renee Arns Stylist & Interior Designer à Eindhoven, Pays-Bas. Cet ancien grenier de 87 mètres carrés est un bâtiment industriel, construit en 1922, deux fois soumis à des attaques de bombes pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Restauré et adapté pour le logement,…

LA RECYCLERIE… PARIS

Je ne pouvais pas mettre à jour mon Paris City Guide sans vous parler de mon QG !!! La REcyclerie… La REcyclerie c’est à quelques minutes de mon home parisien. La balade est sympa le long de l’ancienne voie ferrée de la petite ceinture. J’y suis généralement pour le brunch vers midi (copieux et quali,…

FOLKS & SPARROWS… PARIS

Folks & Sparrow ce n’est pas seulement un lieu, c’est une expérience, un moment suspendu, une bulle cosmopolite qui confère au lieu un esprit qui lui est vraiment personnel. On pourrait être à New York, à Berlin , à Londres, ailleurs…On pousse la porte de la devanture noire de ce coffee shop retiré du boulevard…

LE COMPTOIR GÉNÉRAL… PARIS

Since centuries, as far as the concept of commercial trade exists, merchants in transit put ingreat places with their caravan where each share a moment of rest, discuss and trade or sale a share of their goods before getting back on the road. Those places are called the caravanserais. Defender and diffuser of civilisation from…

LE GÉNÉRAL**** HOTEL, PARIS

ON ME DEMANDE SOUVENT DES ADRESSES D’HÔTELS, DE BARS, DE BOUTIQUES, DE COFFEE SHOPS & DE RESTAURANTS À PARIS… ALORS VOILÀ, ELLES SERONT LÀ AUSSI, SOUS l’ÉTIQUETTE Paris City Guide LE GÉNÉRAL PRÈS DE RÉPUBLIQUE ET  DU MARAIS – UN HÔTEL 4 ÉTOILES CONTEMPORAIN DESIGNÉ PAR J.P. NUEL Niché dans une rue calme, tout près…

BLUES…

Searching blue hues for home… Swatches I like. Follow me on my blue Pinterest board.. xx&x

MUST READ BOOKS #1…

I am passionated by books.  I am an obsessed night reader (like you never go to bed alone if you have a book). I still have one in my bag (just in case) and few on the run at home. No better gift than a book for Xmas (OMG! Xmas !!!) Since I have discovered & read…

INDUSTRIAL LOFT… MILAN, ITALY

Take a house tour at Jamie Rosenthal’s loft in Milan, the  proprietress of Lost & Found in Los Angeles…  Located in an industrial building formerly used as a typography studio and dating from the 1600s. they reorganized everything and kept the extraordinary patina of the floors and make sure to keep the building into its former structure playing with scaffoldings, long…

BE ROCK’N ROLL…

Style does matter! From home wear to daily outfits. I am not talking about having fancy and expensive stuff but having your own style, being yourselves. My style is very casual but extremely comfy. My top priority. I don’t buy things often but I choose them very carefully. It has to be responsible, eco-friendly, organic…

MY HOMES…I GO PERSONAL #2

DETAILS ABOUT TWO MUSIC LOVERS… I cannot live without music. I start listen to the music I like as soon as I get up. When I work and when I walk in nature. Music is a sacred thing at home. I am very independent Rock, French Rock bands and 80’s to 90’s Rock, Post-punk and…

VILLA K IN THE MOROCCAN MOUNTAINS BY STUDIO KO

Initialement publié sur casalibrary :
The Villa K, Tagadert Berber Village, MarrakeshThe Villa K was designed with a true respect towards its landscape. The land, a long North-South stripe of rocks and sand, with a slope on both sides, gentle to the south and steep to the west, creates a strong matrix for the project. Located…

MY HOMES… I GO PERSONAL #1

I have moved quite a lot in my life. If I told you I moved more than 30 times.. you would call me mad, but I have! I like new adventures and putting a new nest together. I have no kid so it is easy for me. I have lived in 6 districts of Paris (6th,…

COLTRANE… MOHAIR & CASHMERE

Coltrane is a Swiss based designer brand initiated in 2016 by Amihan Zemp. Coltrane works are quiet and understated. Clean and simple cuts underline the beauty and texture of outstanding natural materials. They work with biodynamic and certified organic fabrics. Creating timeless quality pieces is our contribution to a less wasteful society. All pieces are designed…

EGG… LONDON

Egg is a unique clothing shop located 36 Kinnerton Street in London. The thing with egg is that the founder Maureen Doherty has succeeded to create a perfect universe with what I call simplicity. From her sharply and beautifully selected cloth collection, to her shop ambiance and her home. Everything appeals comfort & quality. Read what…

LES FLEURS… PARIS.

Les Fleurs c’est un non-conceptstore… Vous n’y trouverez aucun concept si ce n’est l’âme de Lucie Deniset qui a décidé de suivre l’air du temps, l’air de son temps puisqu’elle n’y vend que ce qu’elle aime. Et c’est sans doute cela qui fait son succès aujourd’hui ! Avez-vous déjà essayé de quitter Les Fleurs sans…

DO YOU « HYGGE »? …

If you’ve never heard of hygge before you’re about to, it’s a craze…  It’s the Danish concept of warm coziness during the winter months. It’s “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people” (according to Denmark’s official tourism website.) Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-ga’) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being…

WHOLE… ORGANIC & FINE ITEMS

Wastefree, Hand dyed, Organic, Local and Eco friendly items for your home & family. All entirely designed and made in France. The WHOLE concept implements all these elements from idea to product to distribution. WHOLE introduces their own innovative way of dyeing textiles with no harm done to the environment and completely safe for the…

TREASURED RUGS… TIGMI

Tigmi is Berber for ‘home’ Tigmi Trading is a global store that curates responsibly sourced hand made product from Morocco and around the world. They seek to unearth beautiful pieces that are unique in their workmanship and story, and are committed to supporting centuries of traditional methods of production by artisans around the world. Get…

IN A 1567 HOME IN ANTWERP…WABI-SABI & ZEN PHILOSOPHY

Dans cette vieille maison de ville d’Anvers construite en 1567, le galeriste Boris Vervoordt (fils d’Axel Vervoordt dont je vous ai parlé) affine, avec talent, une approche intimiste de l’art contemporain. Lire l’article sur Côté Maison, riche d’informations sur le lieu et l’intérêt des Vervoordt pour l’art contemporain, l’esthétique wabi et la philosophie zen. Enjoy…

SHELTON HUTS… LIVE DIFFERENT

The Shelton Huts are shelters, homes, camping gears… whatever, they are a different way of living. Designed by the architects Jeff Shelton, in Santa Barbara. Partially made of reclaimed and salvaged materials, they get into the wild and connect with the surrounding nature. If you have read my post about AutoCamp Russian River near San…

FOLLOWING YOUR WANDERLUST AT AUTOCAMP…

AutoCamp is a new type of outdoor lodging experience that’s unlike any other. Featuring modern and luxurious Airstream accommodations at a unique properties in California, AutoCamp is inspired by the wanderlust of camping and the great American road trip. Located  just 90 minutes north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma’s Wine Country. AutoCamp…

PURE & SIMPLE DESIGNS BY KATRIN ARENS

  Katrin Arens relies on natural, living materials and craftsmanship. She works with master craftsmen from the region and traditional techniques. From interior designer to daily refined items, it is a universe of purity, durability, simplicity & creativity. Following my yesterday’s post about Jacqueline Morabito who designs with a deep Southern of France tradition and…

BEAUTY OF SIMPLICITY & LOVE OF DETAILS

Chez Jacqueline Morabito, c’est murs blancs et sol en béton teinté ou pierres naturelles où résonnent avec douceur le bois et les textiles aux coloris naturels qui donnent le ton. Le style de Jacqueline Morabito répond à une exigence de simplicité, joue sur la modernité des formes et l’authenticité des matières. Dans une harmonie de…

191O REHABILITATED FARM WITH AUTHENTICITY…

This farm dated 1910 is located in the beautiful countryside of Catalonia is that  has been rehabilitated by the studio Francesc Rifé. The owners wanted a place to exhibit their amazing collection of furniture from the 50s and 60s and their art collection. The creations of Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, among others, fit perfectly…

GRAANMARKT 13, ANTWERP – BELGIUM

The Apartment of Graanmarkt13 is probably one the place that would bring me back to the heart of a City. Designed by Vincent Van Duysen, the Architect is the one with Axel Vervoordt (Also from Antwerp) who know how to create the perfect places. (read previous post about Alex Vervoordt) Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a…

HOALEN, FOR SALTWATER PLAYERS…

Une aventure depuis 2006, date à laquelle ils ont lancé HOALEN en France, sur les côtes du Finistère nord à Plouguerneau. Leur quotidien est de fédérer les pratiquants intensifs ou amateurs de sports de houle qu’ils appellent les « Saltwater Players » (ceux qui jouent dans l’eau salée). Et ça leur va bien. Ils ont toujours cherché à…